It seems there wasn’t a whole heck of a lot that interested me this past month. I only ordered two small things, well five but we’ll get into that in a bit. However I did have some nice arrivals, six in total.
I suppose I should be thankful that March was a slow month for pre-orders. If I was pre-ordering like crazy every month I’d be so very broke it’s not funny. Even without many pre-orders this month my projected costs are over $1000 in the coming months. I keep telling myself I should lay off for a while but despite it all I continue to order whatever fancies me.
I’ve wanted this cute little thing for ages and ages. Scanning through stores from time to time trying to catch one for a reasonable price, all that ever came up were the $150+ copies at Amazon.com. Finally Kaiyodo’s releasing another Danboard and I pounced this time. Ordered two copies of the Yoku Dekimasita version and not content with that ordering a further two copies of the standard Danbou. Now, of course I plan to give a copy to a friend as they’d been looking for a couple of months now, but that does leave me with 3. I’m not sure I could add to all the creative pictures I’ve seen of Danbou, but I’ll probably try anyway. I wonder what it was about Danbou that spurred such creativity in people, nearly becoming mainstream with all the wonderful pictures out there. People who know nothing of figure collecting know of this little creature, it’s almost strange. Now if they’d re-release the mini-Danbou…
Main photo by HK-DMZ. (Yes it’s the Amazon version, no I didn’t order that version)
Sexiest figma available? I think she just might be, especially with that sexy face of hers. I do prefer her cuter face though, at least in pictures so far. Kind of strange, the only figma I own who doesn’t have twintails is Suzumiya Haruhi (Middle School ver.). It’s almost like a pre-requisite of mine for a figma to have twintails. Miku Append will be my first Miku figma, while I have Kagamiku she’s certainly not an actual Miku figma. It would appear that Miku Append has 3 difference faces, cute, sexy and eyes closed, two midriffs, one closed tie and one open as well as the usual assortment of hands figmas receive. She looks really cute and I hope I’m not too annoyed with her joints when she arrives.
I posted on twitter a couple of days ago this picture of a rather large box with a rather larger box underneath it. I’d started to wonder just how big the figures I ordered really were, they didn’t seem that big I thought when looking at other peoples picutres, but surely they must have been for shipping to cost $80 and such a big parcel to arrive. As it would turn out, none of them really are that big but AmiAmi likes to pack things quite well and I do appreciate that. I do wonder though if I could have gotten away with SAL Parcel rather than EMS but as I was not charged duty this time I don’t mind as much. Though, shipping was still $26.60 per item, far exceeding my average shipping cost of $15.68 per item.
The figures that arrived this month are Makinami Mari Illustrious by Max Factory as well as Hatsune Miku (Tony ver.) also by them, Segoku Nadeko by Good Smile Company, and two Katsura Hinagiku’s by SEGA. Also arriving was Kotobukiya’s Sanya V Litvyak courtesy of Ashlotte whom I traded Max Factory’s Al Azif for plus some additional currency since it certainly would not have been a fair flat up trade.
I’ll probably avoid reviewing Tony’s Miku for a while since so many people have already done so I can’t add much to the party. But sadly I haven’t seen many of Mari or Nadeko whom I think both deserve recognition as they look quite good, at least through their plastic windows. SEGA’s Hinagiku’s also look pretty good for the $18/piece spent, simple but reasonable.
Still trying to sell Orchid Seed’s Corticarte Apa Lagranges but no bites so far. I had her up on eBay for a month but not a single person showed interest. I know I’m not a great salesman since I continually point out her flaws and why I’m selling her so I suppose this is expected. Perhaps I’ll take her out of her box and put her on a low shelf where she’s unseen, leaning against the side of the cabinet so that she doesn’t lean further, somewhat forgotten. So sad, but I still like Good Smile Company’s Corti and I remember getting a reasonable deal on her so I guess it’s even in the end.